Biomaster unveils the Clean Pullcord

Anti-bacterial pull cords may soon be a standard fitting in all UK hospital, medical and care providers thanks to a unique collaboration between CAAMIC (Centre for the Application of Advanced Materials in Infection Control) and market leading Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology by Addmaster.

Pull cords in toilet areas have long been identified as a potential source of skin and faecal bacteria. On contact, these germs can be transferred to hands, putting the carrier at risk of acquiring an infection. Effective cleaning is hampered by the multifilament braid design, which enables dirt and germs to become embedded.

Now Addmaster have developed the Biomaster Clean PullCord, which has a durable, smooth, wipe clean coating impregnated with Biomaster Antimicrobial Technology. The non-PVC polymer coating can be used with standard cleaning products or disinfectants and the inbuilt Biomaster protection provides protection 24 hours a day from bugs such as E.coli and MRSA.

Dr Vicki Ensor, Innovation Development Manager for CAAMIC, said: “This fast turnaround from concept to actual product was a surprise to us and it was pleasing to see how quickly the ideas could be turned into reality. The Biomaster Clean PullCord is a perfect example of how the NHS can work closely with industry to develop new products to the exact specifications required. Now we have the product we can see what a simple idea it is”.

Paul Morris, Managing Director at Addmaster, said “We are delighted that the collaboration of the CAAMIC and Addmaster with Clean PullCord has shown how quickly ideas can be turned into products that may help to reduce the risk of cross infection in healthcare environments” The new pull cord has the appearance and characteristics of a standard fitting and can be easily retrofitted using the components already present. Available in white, translucent blue, red, orange and in an anti ligature version.

*Please note that Addmaster was acquired by the Polygiene Group AB in January 2021, so all news articles prior to that date will still be branded as Addmaster.